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Speed Workouts For Runners

by Nellie

6 Speed Workouts for Runners

Speed Workouts For Runners

When I got into running seriously, a mere two years ago, I remember running as fast as I could and realizing that I will never win a race. I am okay with this but with everything in life there is room for improvement.

I really haven’t worked on my speed much this year even though I know I need the work in order to simply get better at running. My competitive side simply does not activate when it comes to running, since it’s more therapeutic than a sport for me. However, it would be nice to get a bit faster and spend less time on my feet when I train.

Lately as I brave the summer heat indoors on the treadmill for marathon training, I have been getting more comfortable with pushing the speed up for short intervals of time. I put on one of my favorite workout songs and go for it! Check out my workout below which can be done outside or on a treadmill:

Speed Workout For Runners - BrooklynActiveMama.com
Here are 5 more Speed Workouts For Runners from my favorite runner bloggers!

Carly @ Fine Fit Day

Speed Fine Fit Day

Allie @ VitaTrain4Life


Sarah @ Run Far Girl

Hone your 5K pacing skills and finish strong with this speed workout from RunFarGirl

Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

Pick up the pace with this simple Fartlek Workout to increase your running speed. happyfitmama.com

Laura @ This Runner’s Recipes

6 Speed Workouts for Runners This Runner's Recipes Long and Short Fartlek

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Have you been working on your speed lately? What do you do to pick up your pace?

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Allie July 27, 2016 - 5:33 am

I have a love/hate relationship with speed work, for obvious reasons, but it truly makes you stronger in every way! I love this week’s theme and, you will want to check Tina’s post today about why you should include speed work if you’re training for a fall marathon 🙂

Janine Huldie July 27, 2016 - 6:50 am

As you know not a runner here, but will definitely share with my friends, who are and thanks for compiling these workouts for those who are runners, Nellie 🙂

Kimberly G July 27, 2016 - 7:54 am

I totally understand what you mean about pushing the pace on the treadmill – I tend to do that a lot more than when I’m outside running.

Eboni Jones July 27, 2016 - 2:07 pm

Saving this….I have been working on treadmill intervals lately and can’t wait to try these out.

Laura July 27, 2016 - 6:19 pm

I am a huge fan of speed work during marathon training, especially in those earlier weeks when the long runs aren’t too crazy and exhausting yet. I hope your marathon training continues to go well – and that you get a break from that summer heat soon!

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Carly July 28, 2016 - 1:37 pm

I’ve been thinking of you marathon training – such a brutal start to it with this heat. I promise it will make you better and stronger come November. And speed intervals are a must for me on the treadmill to keep it interesting. You need to try fartleks to your favorite playlist, too, it’s a lot of fun.

Nellie July 28, 2016 - 1:41 pm

Thank you for the encouragement!! Yes, the treadmill is getting more boring by the day.For my long run tomorrow i’m bringing my tablet to watch some netflix lol

Danielle July 29, 2016 - 12:32 am

Great round-up of workouts! I used to be the same way, not feeling so competitive and finding it more therapeutic. But when I joined a marathon clinic, it’s hard not to be inspired to push harder (and be a little more competitive with both myself and others) when we’re going through those hard workouts together. Right now we’ve been doing some killer hill repeats weekly, but soon we’ll be hitting the track!

Leslie August 7, 2016 - 11:30 pm

I’m just looking forward to school starting so I can work on working out regularly at all! But I’ll definitely share this with the husband, who is in full-half training mode right now!

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